Archive for June, 2012

Doylestown chiropractor offers tips to local golfers

Next to a great caddy, a chiropractor can be a golfer’s best friend! Chiropractic care is typical for plenty of pro golfers and increasingly for plenty of Senior Golfers too. Almost 70 % of all PGA stars receive routine chiropractic care. Professional golfer Lori West traces the reason she’s playing today to chiropractic. Almost twenty years ago, she began going over to a chiropractor for discomfort in her shoulders and neck. According to West, the treatment has infinitely improved her golf game.

The dilemma is that the golf swing, in and of itself, isn’t conducive to having a strong back. The average golfer can swing his driver at 90mph. The regular tour pro swings his wood at about 115 mph. To have a good swing you develop stress in your spine. (This makes it easy for you to get good distance). The stress comes from the hips stopping and the shoulders proceeding to rotate. Basically, you produce a coil. You’re uncoiling when you begin your downswing. Considering that’s an awkward motion for your back, numerous golfers end up with lower back problems. The last thing a pro needs is a painful back or shoulder when they’re lining up for a birdie putt – or for your average golfer, an additional greens fee down the tube as a result of paralyzing low-back pain.

Here’s some guidance from your Doylestown chiropractor:

  • Prior to your game, do some standard stretches.
  •  Stretch out hamstrings and groin area.
  • Put a club across your shoulders and lean left and right.
  •  Get in a position of where you would be in a swing and bend left and right.  Grab a club behind your back and raise it up, stretching your shoulder muscles.
  • Grasp the club backwards– so if you typically swing right-handed, you ‘d grip it like you ‘d be swinging left-handed – and take 10 training swings that way. You’re stretching diverse muscles and it will help you loosen up appreciably.
  • Do a neck stretching plan. Stiff neck muscles prevent the rest of the body from turning freely.

Almost anything that aids your flexibility eventually helps with your game. As you get a little older, your swing organically lessens since the muscles aren’t as supple. During the off season, work on stretching the muscles of the arms, shoulders and back. Overall flexibility is very important for middle aged golfers. Also, you have to have good balance if you want to hit the golf ball consistently. A healthy spine is critical to correct balance and posture. Start to improve your balance and you’ll greatly improve your consistency. A Doylestown chiropractor can care for your body as a whole, not just the back. So if your golf game is feeling out of sync, chiropractic care may be just the very adjustment that your body and game demands!

Azzatori Chiropractic-Doylestown

295 Logan Street

Doylestown, PA 18901